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  Wesla Whitfield knits stylish cabaret singer magic at SSU
July 25, 2008
You don’t get to hear cabaret singers in Sonoma County. You rarely get a chance to hear ‘em in sophisticated San Francisco. So when Wesla Whitfield came to Sonoma State U at the tail end of their annual Green Music Festival, it was Hey! connect me with the box office. Whitfield’s...
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  Smart ways to respond to a down market
July 25, 2008
If you’re an investor, you may have been disappointed with how the markets have been reacting this summer to the news of high oil prices and other short-term events. Nonetheless, your long-term financial goals don’t have to be jeopardized by these losses - if you know how to respond to...
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  Tax rules regarding lending money to relatives
July 25, 2008
There are many worthwhile reasons to lend money to a relative. For example, you may want to help your children or siblings continue their education or start their own business. The IRS says you must charge interest. Lending money to relatives can have tax consequences. The IRS requires that a minimum...
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  Bali???s Ketut Liyer reveals dental pain
July 25, 2008
This is part two of a two part series. Last week I described my trip to Ubud, Bali, where I met Ketut Liyer, a ninth generation healer. Elizabeth Gilbert described Ketut Liyer, whose name means “Bright Light,” in her novel, “Eat, Pray, Love.” Through his help, she was able to become...
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  Who???s been an inspiration to you?
July 25, 2008
We are seeking Spotlight articles that tell the story of people who have had success in their lives in the area of health and fitness.  Maybe it is someone who has had success in losing weight, or, someone who has had a breakthrough in rehabilitating themselves from an injury, or...
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  The plant communities of Sonoma County at the Pepperwood Preserve
July 25, 2008
Between the Sonoma and Napa Valleys in Northeastern Sonoma County lie the majestic Mayacamas Mountains. Here, Pepperwood Preserve protects a 3,117-acre zone of stunning landscape and rich biodiversity near the divide of the watersheds of the Napa and Russian rivers. From here, Mark West Creek flows into the Laguna de...
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  Cotati Creek Critters Calendar
July 25, 2008
When: Saturday, August 2, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Where: Pepperwood Preserve, carpool from Cotati What: Inside/Outside Nature Education Series - Plant Communities of Sonoma County: The Pepperwood Preserve. Between the Sonoma and Napa Valleys lie the majestic Mayacamas Mountains. Pepperwood Preserve protects a 3,117-acre zone of stunning landscape and rich...
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  Wine dressing for salad
July 25, 2008
This is a great way to use up any tag ends of wine. Easy and healthy, and we all have tag ends of wine considering where we live. This recipe makes about 1 1/4 cups. Ingredients: 1/3 cup dry red or white wine 1/4 cup red or white wine vinegar 1 clove garlic, peeled,...
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  Zombie pig
July 25, 2008
When all else fails, turn to pork. I can’t stress enough the wonders of pork. I feel like a skipping record about this, but pig meat should always be considered at dinner, lunch and breakfast time. Maybe even dessert. Have you ever tried pork sweetbreads? I was at the store, dead tired...
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  Everyone learns for themselves
July 25, 2008
It’s an interesting side of the human animal that we rarely learn from other’s mistakes. We have this idea that bad things won’t happen to us - they only happen to others. Sadly each person needs to have at least one cat lost or hit by a car to realize that...
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  Rohnert Park Animal Shelter pets of the week!
July 25, 2008
The shelter is located at 301 J. Rogers Lane off Redwood Drive. Hours are Wed. 1-6:30; Thurs-Fri-Sat 1-5:30; Sun 1-4:30 For more information, call 584-1582 or visit www.rpanimalshelter.org
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  This week's artist
July 25, 2008
Jasmine Hickox, age 11
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  Great title
July 25, 2008
I wanted to thank you for the wonderful article you wrote about Robert Thomas titled “Captaining Carts Back to Port.” A great title and piece. Title alone describes the metaphor he and I used when I was teaching him how to be a Master Control Operator so he could apply...
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  Not babies
July 25, 2008
I am a writer for The Catamount and was one of many people who worked on this double page spread in the 2007-2008 yearbook called “Dirty Jobs.” I was astonished by your article on the subject (July 18). It appears no person realizes the beauty and sweat that went into this...
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  Don???t change contract
July 25, 2008
I have been a Sonoma County employee in the Economic Assistance Department for the past seven years and am greatly concerned about the effects of the proposed contract the County has offered. The County is proposing to change our health insurance costs from paying 15 percent of the monthly costs...
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  Not appropriate
July 25, 2008
Thanks to the Community Voice for publishing an article July 18 regarding our objections to a two-page spread in the 2008 Rancho yearbook. The reporter who called me for the group interview was very courteous and conscientious. She did a valiant job of trying to take notes on much that...
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  Submit a letter to the editor
July 25, 2008
The Community Voice encourages and welcomes readers to submit letters to the editor. It is an excellent way for citizens to share their opinions on issues. Letters must be signed and must include the author’s telephone number. The Voice will call to verify the origin of the letter. The Voice...
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  An honorary Girl Scout
July 25, 2008
“What is Iraq like?” asked wide-eyed 8-year-old Alana Truby of Rohnert Park. The room fell silent with anticipation as the soldier, dressed in camouflage and combat boots, sat stoically contemplating his answer. After a long pause, choosing his words carefully, he replied, “Well, it’s a big desert - not like...
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  Cotati planners struggle to soften possible end of rent control in mobile home parks
July 25, 2008
Here’s the situation: Cotati has three mobile home parks. The city has had three mobile home park rent control moratoriums since November 2006. That’s the limit under state law. And this last moratorium ends Oct 24, 2008. That’s the dilemma. To provide some sort of protective cushion, Assistant to the City...
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  Rancho to get new principal
July 25, 2008
After three years as principal for Rancho Cotate High School in Rohnert Park, Joseph Williams is moving on to begin a new position in Marin County. In mid-June, Williams was notified he’d been promoted to Director of Secondary Education for the San Rafael district office of the Marin Unified School...
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  City Council candidates begin the race
July 25, 2008
As of 5 p.m. July 18, seven candidates have taken out papers at Rohnert Park’s City Hall signifying their intention to run for city council this November. Included in the totals so far are all three incumbents, Jake Mackenzie, Vicki Vidak-Martinez and Tim Smith. In Cotati, City Council incumbents Janet Orchard,...
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  Council asks for restrictions on fireworks despite quiet holiday
July 25, 2008
Rohnert Park City Council received a report Tuesday night from the Department of Public Safety on the Fourth of July police and fire activity, and the Council called for staff to look into restricting the use of legal fireworks strictly to July 4 instead of June 29-July 4. The direction was...
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  Cotati bookstore to host Democrats tomorrow
July 25, 2008
Cotati Democrats will meet Saturday in North Light Books and Café from 2 to 4 p.m. It’s a public meeting open to all citizens regardless of party affiliation. Focus of the meeting is to enable Cotati residents to determine highest priorities for the Democratic platform at the party’s national convention...
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  Weightlifting competition held in La Plaza Park
July 25, 2008
For over seven hours on Saturday grunts, groans and the clanking of barbells reverberated throughout Cotati’s La Plaza Park for the Myles Ahead Fitness Center’s second annual Redwood Empire Championships Olympic weightlifting contest. Clubs from across the Bay Area attended in hopes one of their own would bring home a...
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  Cotati Police logs
July 25, 2008
7/9 12:08 a.m.: Report of possession of a controlled substance/narcotic on Old Redwood Hwy., 21-year-old male arrested for possession of a controlled substance/narcotic, and possession of 28.5 grams or less of marijuana. 2:07 a.m.: Out with subject on Charles St., 49-year-old male arrested for public intoxication with alcohol, drug or toluene. 6:23 p.m.:...
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  RP Police logs
July 25, 2008
7/16 12:15 a.m.: Report of stolen vehicle on Rohnert Park Expressway. 12:17 a.m.: Report of burglary on Rohnert Park Expressway. 7:47 a.m.: Special assignment/detail on Redwood Dr., 29-year-old male arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance, possession of 28.5 grams or more of marijuana, and felony bench warrant. 10:42 a.m.: Report of burglary...
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  Cotati Police logs
July 25, 2008
7/15 12:02 a.m.: Advised of fireworks on Lakewood Ave. 5:27 p.m.: Report of grand theft on East Cotati Ave. 6:48 p.m.: Report of burglary on La Salle Ave. 7/16 5:16 a.m.: Report of violation of probation on Gravenstein Hwy., 37-year-old male arrested for public intoxication with alcohol, drug or toluene, misdemeanor violation of probation and...
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  Bedroom fire contained to couch
July 25, 2008
A female resident reported a couch on fire in a second story bedroom on Santa Alicia Dr. at 2:28 p.m. Saturday. RP firefighters attacked the fire and were able to contain it to the couch and its immediate area within 20 minutes. There was no structure damage, and smoke and...
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  Sprinklers avert major damage
July 25, 2008
Alert neighbors and a residential sprinkler system are responsible for saving an Arlen Drive apartment building from major fire damage. A neighbor called 911 at approximately 4:20 p.m. Monday reporting that she saw smoke coming from the back of a residence two doors away, said RP Public Safety. The first of...
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  Dragsters coming to Sonoma this weekend
July 25, 2008
“Hot” Rod Fuller leaves the starting line with his front wheels in the air at last year’s Fram Autolite NHRA Nationals at Infineon Raceway. The Top Fuel Dragster will be at Infineon this weekend along with the rest of the NHRA drag racers for the 21st consecutive year in the...
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